Wizard of OZ theme park in KC 2003

Tuesday, March 6, 2001 7:30 PM
Hi I was surfing and found a link for a new theme
park opening in KC in the year 2003, it will be themed after wizard of oz and it looks like the photos show coaster's. Anyone know anymore about this park. Click on the link for the theme park.

http://www.worldofoz.com/

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Army rangers lead the way
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Tuesday, March 6, 2001 7:39 PM

How about the swinging midget ride? ;)

(I know, it's mean. And for those of you who don't know, in the background of one of the scenes in the movie "The Wizard of Oz," a shadow of a midget (little person) hanging himself (or herself) is visible. It is believed that they hung themself because they did not get a part on the movie)

By the way, is it just me, or is "little people," the only politicaly correct term that is more offensive than the 'slang' term?

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"Shut up brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!"

~From the brilliant mind of Homer J. Simpson.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2001 7:45 PM
intamin2k you can use verticaly challenged lol.

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Army rangers lead the way
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 4:24 AM
This park looks like it would be great. Years back, there was a small theme park in Banner Elk, NC called Land of Oz. No coasters that I remember. It just had flat rides, tornado special effects, etc. It is now defunct...did not do very well I guess because it becomes a little overbearing after awhile. Especially hearing those Munchkins singing all day.

This new park looks much better, but still, I don't know how much "Oz" and "Munchkins" I could take. There would have to be one heck of a coaster to keep me sane.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 4:31 AM

There is alot of info on this proposal at www.screamscape.com.
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2001- the year of flight!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 5:30 AM
Glancing at the illustrated concepts in the park tour, this appears very IOA-like. I'm rather excited if this thing is getting off the ground.

Still, Kansas isn't real heavily populated is it? And isn't it in a big tornado zone? I was under the impression that's why Frontier City in Oklahoma doesn't get built up much, because of the prohibitive insurance.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 12:06 PM
You do realise that the park might not happen at the moment, apparently there are problems getting planning permission and other stuff. and they even lost a vote on whether the people wanted the park built, apparently there will be another Vote later this year and that will seal the fate of the park, so although it isnt offically cancelled, Its likely it will be delayed if it gets the go ahead
Anyway, the park looks like it will be quite good, 2 Big Coasters will be built and will be the main highlights of the park, One will be a B&M Inverted rumoured to be called Flying Monkeys. the Other one I am not sure about. I also believe a mine train coaster will be built and there is also rumoured to be a major Water Ride built.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 3:46 PM
The Wonderful World of Oz is kind of a big KC joke for about 10 years. Yes, 10 years thats how long the project has been around. A lot of people are out to stop it, im not one of them I try to stand neutral on the issue. Right now in the news there is a new board member who should be voting soon on the issue. The future of Oz hinges on this one vote, whether it is built or not. You also have to remember that the company building oz is just about dead broke, they raised a lot of money through donations and most of it has vanished... I personally think the future looks positive for WOF and also OZ if it is built. Next year our new NASCAR race track will open, Its almost a sure beat that will bring tons of people to KC. They have to do something when there not racing right?
:) Who knows, the future could be very bright for Kansas City if they dont screw this one up.
We keep updated news on the UNWOF Site (soon to be Around the World)located at www.worldsoffun.org for those who want to keep updated as this story unfolds.

Jennifer
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